Student-Generated Evaluation Criteria
||Librarians and instructors can flip an explanation of evaluation criteria by having students in the class generate a list of qualities and characteristics they think are important when selecting sources for their assignments. This will engage students in what they would look for. Librarians and instructors can help facilitate – and add to – the list generated by the students.
Questions (can be adapted):
- What criteria do you think are important for figuring out how “trustworthy” or “reliable” a source is?
- How do you know to trust someone or something?
- What qualities would you look for in a source?
- What criteria would you use to figure out whether a source is helpful for you for a paper/assignment?
- What do you think makes a relevant/good article?
- Ask students to help generate a list of criteria they think are relevant for assessing “quality” in a source.
- Document their criteria on a whiteboard, or a shared list, and ask students to refer to this list of criteria as they are searching for, and selecting, sources.
||10 minutes (during class)